gob b: "Couldn't find the way we wanted to evolve"

tolkienfanatic
October 21st, 2017 19:48

Fatih "gob b" Dayik and BIG easily defeated NRG in their opening match, and then upset mousesports on Train in the last match of the day. We caught up with the German in-game leader at the player hotel to talk about the matches, BIG's form, and other upcoming events.

Johannes "nex" Maget and Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus topped the scoreboard for BIG in both their matches yesterday, helping secure a spot in the playoffs for the Germans. Fatih "gob b" Dayik explained that post-Krakow, one of the things the team has been experimenting with was keev's role.

gob b is not overly concerned by BIG's poor online showings

You took down NRG and mousesports today to secure the top spot in your group. What are your thoughts on the matches today?

I think we played pretty well, but we also made some mistakes, and we've been talking about them. If we keep up our good mood and good communication, I think the final is reachable. I think Cloud9 will make the final, they look pretty good, but you never know, if mousesports make it out of the groups they will play against Cloud9. That will be a close matchup. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, we will try to have the same day that we did today — good gun rounds, coordinated executes, and good communication. We hope it is enough for the final.

You totally neutralized mousesports' T-side, did you do anything special to game plan for them?

Funny thing, this was the first time we played with this CT setup. We changed Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz and I, I play inner now, and he plays my roles but a little bit different. We had a good idea how to counter their play, they played different than how we thought, but it worked out. It was a gamble to play Train like this, but we have had really bad Train results lately, so we needed to have a change. We were thinking about what the right change to make was, and I think we made it.

Johannes "nex" Maget had a great performance in that Train game, he seems to really shine under your leadership. What is it about the chemistry between you two that activates him, so to speak?

I don't really think it is just me, good chemistry is really important for him. If there is good communication and chemistry, then he is really motivated, and he wants to do more for the team. If that is not the case, he falls off into a hole, and doesn't play as well as he can or communicating as well as he can. So I think it is the team more than just myself.

Since the Major you guys have had lackluster online results, falling to teams that people would consider lower than yourselves. What have you been doing to address that?

We felt like we had a real disadvantage because of our internet connection, to be honest. The sad part is that it is now in our heads, so even though it is not the case, it is just the case for us. We play against really good online teams, like Sweden has the best internet in the world, I would say. We had this stuff in our mind, so we weren't focused 100% on the game. Maybe we are searching for excuses, but in our point-of-view it is just fact.

It has been hard, because we couldn't find the way we wanted to evolve. We wanted to use Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus a bit differently, make him more important to the game. It didn't work out, so we needed to readjust and find our old game. We have a lot of stuff going on, we tried a lot of things, in the end we said "OK, at the moment we are not in shape" — but that is also OK. At the moment our energy level is not as high as it was at the Major, when we had our peak. We knew what we wanted to play, we knew our positions very well. Now we need to climb that ladder again, and we are slowly doing it.

We've also been staying calm, because we are much stronger on LAN. We had some good results in online games, but most of the time not as good. We were really confident when we made EPL that we would make the finals, we thought it would be easy because we could be really prepared for matches each week. In reality it is not that easy, you have three matches a week, somehow, the map veto is a little confusing, etc. It didn't work out as we planned, so we needed to adapt. As I said we had other things going on where we couldn't focus, and I hope we can now.

Despite those performance issues, you have qualified for the WESG Europe + CIS Regional, you were invited to ESWC, and you are still in the running for a spot at WCA in China. How exciting is it for a relatively new project to be ascending so quickly?

At the start of the year we were just hoping to make EPL, and even though we have had rough games it is still possible to make the Finals — it is so close in Europe. We are not in a really bad situation. After the Major we wanted more, we wanted to qualify to one big international event, either New York or Oakland. We didn't make either, which was really hard for us. But we know it is not the time to be 100% on point right now. Our big goal for this year is WESG, and we want to win one smaller tournament as well. We have our shots, but we know we need to be on point when the Major comes.

BIG has backing from Unikrn, can you talk about the support that you get from the various organizations involved in the project?

The people behind Unikrn are really cool to us, they are fans. They are supportive and motivate us so much. Without them we wouldn't be here. The best part of what they are doing is supporting us, they are behind us 100%. Even if we play bad, they aren't just results-oriented. They know how hard we work, and they appreciate that — and we appreciate their appreciation!

Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.09
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
God
2017-10-21 19:48
#34
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Germany NoMoreBaits 
using bad internet as an excuse lul
2017-10-21 21:19
#40
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Not really an excuse when its true. U ever watched their matches online and seen their ping vs their opponents? If csgo were lan only big would be a top 5 team straight up. But it isnt so gob b better get his guys shit together. Big will be a contender in ANY lan event. Love betting on them in LAN. Their win rate is awesome
2017-10-21 22:29
#41
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United Kingdom Moon0204 
Looks like you've been smoking da weEDS
2017-10-21 22:47
#46
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Yup.. Sure have. With the money i win on them. But hey its koo
2017-10-22 02:05
#61
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Norway CChron1c 
"big would be a top 5 team straight up." LUL LUL
2017-10-23 22:02
#3
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Turkey Anatoray 
wat is he talking about?
2017-10-21 19:49
#25
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North America NASilvers 
They weren't able to discover and abuse new bugs, so they will go back to >top 30
2017-10-21 20:16
#28
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Turkey Anatoray 
ayy lmao best answer evah
2017-10-21 20:46
#33
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Europe haHAA_ 
haHAA
2017-10-21 21:17
Still butthurt c9 were too bad to beat big?
2017-10-22 00:42
#49
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Poland Ktav 
Hhahhaha
2017-10-22 09:19
#4
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Germany vipitis 
sad
2017-10-21 19:49
#5
Xyp9x | 
Denmark SpiteJ 
nt
2017-10-21 19:49
#7
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United Kingdom StigOHara 
gob daddy
2017-10-21 19:49
#8
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Denmark clutchkongen 
an you will never find it, so stop with the excuses.
2017-10-21 19:49
#13
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Germany enzin 
god b.
2017-10-21 19:55
Very good interview. Big top 10 by the end of the year
2017-10-21 20:03
#19
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Italy SarciMoore 
Nice try
2017-10-21 20:06
+1
2017-10-21 20:11
#22
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Lezgo big, win this shit
2017-10-21 20:09
fak
2017-10-21 20:54
GO BIG OR GO HOME
2017-10-21 21:01
#31
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Germany ConAction 
<3
2017-10-21 21:05
they found a new bug. called bug B
2017-10-21 21:16
#35
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Russia Gordey51 
Bad b
2017-10-21 21:36
#36
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Denmark Xipingu 
Excuse me, lemme correct that: “We couldn’t find any more bugs to abuse in order for us to get deep into tournaments for no reason at all.”*** There we go.
2017-10-21 21:38
Asstralis haHAA
2017-10-21 21:46
#38
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Denmark Xipingu 
0/8
2017-10-21 22:23
Dude stfu they didnt even use it against sk. Besides have u been playing mm in that period of time. Every mg1 did use it... Its not like it was in hidden thing and was discovered at that time.
2017-10-22 02:40
#53
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Denmark Xipingu 
SK was just bad that match, but still. But you’ll realize it eventually when they won’t make playoffs this major :) Yeah but the difference there is that lowbobs, even If they know, do not have the reaction time to deal with it anyway. Pros have, tho.
2017-10-22 10:20
#50
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Poland Ktav 
Xd
2017-10-22 09:20
#39
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Denmark SK2Strong 
GOB B: "COULDN'T FIND BUGS THE WAY WE WANTED TO EVOLVE"
2017-10-21 22:29
#54
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1
2017-10-22 10:20
or maybe kick legija already
2017-10-21 23:26
#45
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Germany TheYStriker 
If you would watch the whole games of big, you would see how important he is for them. He enables almost every round nex and tabsen to get the entries. Also he has often times the perfect read for a massive flank; he fails almost never at it, if he commits to it.
2017-10-22 01:59
Dude i'm a huge fan of big since the very first appereance but srsly kick_legija_ffs...
2017-10-22 02:38
#55
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Denmark Xipingu 
NT, kick the bot.
2017-10-22 10:21
nt gob b
2017-10-22 15:45
#44
Monkey | 
Poland vexq 
NO MORE BUGS NO MORE WINS XD
2017-10-22 00:52
#51
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Poland Ktav 
Xd
2017-10-22 09:20
xd
2017-10-22 20:39
unikrn to big is like xtrfy/betway to nip, will keep on sending loads of money, even tho their results are shit :*
2017-10-22 11:20
#57
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Poland Ktav 
Resources for cheats and finding new bugs lul
2017-10-22 15:22
#63
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Europe haHAA_ 
polish btw haHAA
2017-10-23 22:04
#64
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Poland Ktav 
To ashamed of his own country haHAA
2017-10-23 22:51
#65
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Europe haHAA_ 
"to" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH 3rd world country haHAA awful english haHAA too poor to move haHAA
2017-10-23 23:11
#66
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Poland Ktav 
No Bug No Big haHAA #JUMPBIG haHAA
2017-10-24 10:03
#62
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Finland Matlir 
no jumpglitch -> no evolve xD
2017-10-23 22:02
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